Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2015 00:19 UTC
Apple

There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not to risk questioning powerful industry leaders.

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RE[2]: Scary Stats
by twitterfire on Wed 25th Mar 2015 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Scary Stats"
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2008-09-11

That's why you should target more platforms with your App/game not just iOS: Android, Windows Phone, Facebook, PC and not worry about releasing on iOS first.

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RE[3]: Scary Stats
by cropr on Wed 25th Mar 2015 10:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Scary Stats"
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2006-02-14

That's why you should target more platforms with your App/game not just iOS: Android, Windows Phone, Facebook, PC and not worry about releasing on iOS first.


I have developed an app for iOS and Android simultaneaously, and I started the distribution process on the same time. Guess what, it is already 10 days available in the Play Store, but nothing in the App Store. The procedure for releasing, testing and publishing iOS apps is a real nightmare for the developer. The whole process is over engineered. With Google it is 10 times easier and 10 times faster

Edited 2015-03-25 10:44 UTC

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RE[4]: Scary Stats
by twitterfire on Thu 26th Mar 2015 07:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Scary Stats"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

And they don't get 30% of your sales.

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